Here ’s the top 10 best iPhone related news. The iPhone will be released in a few months but it already has a rich history in the media world.
1. iPhonegate: Brian Lam’s « piece de resistance »
“Gizmodo Knows: iPhone Will Be Announced On Monday. I guarantee it. It isn’t what I expected at all. And I’ve already said too much.”
This short post from Brian is already considered a masterpiece!
2. The coverage of Jobs’s keynote at MacWorld 2007 with text and pictures.
3. 10,000 Diggs was too much for digg.com
The iPhone announcement at MacWorld was expected for months but Digg.com was severely hit by a Tsunami when the news came out. At one point the site could not even display the page with the comments because it was simply too big. The first post related to the iPhone had more than 10,000 diggs. Digg’s interface could not even handle the 5 digits!
4. Cisco Systems is suing Apple
“Cisco Systems Inc. is suing Apple Inc. in federal court over Apple’s use of Cisco’s registered iPhone trademark for its new handheld device.”
Everybody thought that this would have been the battle of the decade. Cisco and Apple reached an agreement only a few weeks after this news came out. Is it a win-win agreement? No one really knows.
5. How Apple managed to keep the iPhone so secret
“One of the most astonishing things about the new Apple iPhone, introduced yesterday by Steve Jobs at the annual Macworld trade show, is how Apple (Charts) managed to keep it a secret for nearly two-and-a-half years of development while working with partners like Cingular, Yahoo and Google.”
6. 10 million page views for Engadget in one day
We were impressed by the 20,000 page views on iPhonefreak
we had on the day the iPhone was announced, but the 10 million page views for Engadget is beyond the unthinkable for a gadget related blog!
“Jason Calacanis, the former CEO of Engadget’s parent company, Weblogs, Inc., told meearlier today that the site had nearly 10 million page views on Tuesday when they covered the iPhone announcement – ten times their normal traffic of a million or so page views per day. “
7. The iPhone is Dead: Long Live the Apple Cellphone Thingy-Ma-Bob [Gizmodo]
“Apple doesn’t own the iPhone trademark. What does that mean? This isn’t a simple case of cybersquatting, as with the hijacked sex.com. Nor is it an academic exercise, like when Josh Quittner bought McDonalds.com for a Wired story.”
When Cisco’s iPhone was announced, people rapidly came to the conclusion that Apple’s phone could not be called the iPhone. A wave of speculation on what would be the name rapidly followed.
8. iPhone Mockups! Tons of them!
Months before the iPhone was announced, designer and Photoshop experts
have done their best to sketch what an iPhone could look like. Very good ideas came out of that but nothing came close to the real iPhone after all. A video was even made with all the different versions of the iPhone that were published on the Internet.
9. Famous Quote by NYT’s reporter, David Pogue:
“Everyone’s always asking me when Apple will come out with a cellphone. My answer is, “Probably never.””
Nothing to add on that!
10. Le Figaro announced the iPhone in June 2005!
Le Figaro(one of the most respected French newspaper), announces, without any doubt, that Apple and Motorola will unveil next Tuesday the results of their collaboration, the iPhone.
It will be white, and its shape will be similar to the E398 model. We did had a Apple-Motorola phone but no it was not “the” iPhone.